Age-Related Eye Diseases – Explained

Age-Related Eye Diseases – Explained

Age-Related Eye Diseases

Age-Related Eye Diseases
Age-Related Eye Diseases
Now let’s switch gears to eye diseases, they’re common and can go unnoticed for a long time because some have no symptoms at first. So an eye exam is imperative for diagnosis, it’s that correct? The classic disorder that would see what that would be glaucoma, glaucoma meaning high pressure in the eye, even the most astute savvy and intellectual person would not know about glaucoma. There are other things, of course, let’s talk about some of those common things are common for openers cataract what cataract is going to happen to everybody you will never escape that if you’re over 59 you’re going to have some degree of cataract it means that the lens is getting darker. Yes, I suppose it is a disease process but we’re all going there. A diabetic eye disease that is a big problem, — that’s like to wait though — Correct, yep that’s only of course gonnabe in diabetics type 2 diabetes, tied to weight if you are diabetic you must get into your doctor, your ophthalmologist needs to see you at least once a year. That is a classic case of a stitch in time saves nine if we get in early we can prevent a lot of things when it’s late there’s trouble. We talked about glaucoma, alcohol means high pressure in the eye that is never normal you’re not gonna know it the doctors gonna surprise you and you can say “what!! > it will lead to blindness eventually, if unattended – and unfortunately, a lot of our patients come in late in the game and they’re already down partway down the drain to start. > So how often then do you recommend these eye exams so the patients don’t miss something like this on their exam. > If you have a family history, my aunt, my brother-in-law my brother, both parents, had glaucoma, you got to be thinking about that at around age 40 and you got Again for normal people or normal 16 years old what’s the chances at 16-year-old having a cataract um really low. What’s a chance of a 58-year-old had something very high, and so like older cars with 60,000 miles cars with 80,000 miles they won’t have things that happen and so you need to have some maintenance at least have it looked at on a regular basis. My golden rule I use at age 60 you need to becoming once no matter what you have if you have other factors family history if you’re diabetic all you need to becoming every year even an eight-year-old diabetic needs to come yearly.